Living in Nijmegen

In one hour you can in the heart of the country, Utrecht, and in one and a half hour you can be in Amsterdam. Nijmegen is also host to Radboud University, with which Radboudumc shares its name.

Municipality of Nijmegen

Much more can be told about Nijmegen as a city and its surroundings; however, rather than repeating information that can be found elsewhere on the Internet, we refer you directly to the website of the Municipality of Nijmegen, which tells about life in Nijmegen. On their pages you can also find information about working and doing business in Nijmegen. The City of Nijmegen has created an Expat Desk specifically for expatriates coming to or already living in Nijmegen; there you can ask all of your questions.

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Advice on international matters

We support employee mobility by advising and helping international employees with their move to the Netherlands and other practical matters. We also support departments receiving visiting researchers and employees from abroad.

Living in Nijmegen

Nijmegen is the oldest city of the Netherlands, and has about 180,000 residents. It is located in the east of the Netherlands, but is closely connected by public transportation to the rest of the country.

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Dealing with the Dutch

You may have heard that Dutch people are well organized, that everyone speaks English; but also that the Dutch people are very direct and usually do not appreciate it if you drop by without letting them know far in advance. read more

Dealing with the Dutch

What can you expect when you come to live and work in the Netherlands? There is a wealth of information online, and many forums can help with any questions you may have. Expatica is a good site. There are also a large number of books, like:
  • Dealing with the Dutch by Jacob Vossestein (ISBN 9068325655) offers a comprehensive and practical overview of Dutch culture
  • The Low Sky by Han van der Horst (ISBN 9055941999) shows how Dutch culture was shaped by history, geography and more
  • The Undutchables by Colin R. White & Laurie Boucke (ISBN 1888580224) a funny - yet superficial - view of Dutch culture from the perspective of expats

Practical matters

Moving to a new country is a lot of work. There is so much to organize. We hope that this information will help you; both before you go and when you get here. read more

International Office for (prospective) students

The International Office for students helps incoming and outgoing students. read more

Working at Radboudumc

Vacancies and information about terms and conditions of employment, facilities and other opportunities. read more

Receiving visiting researchers and short-stay employees

This is information you can pass on to your visiting researcher. read more

Receiving visiting researchers and short-stay employees

Getting to Nijmegen 

Schiphol Airport (near Amsterdam) has a train station with a direct train to Nijmegen. This trip takes about 1h30m and usually trains run twice an hour. Find the train times and prices on the NS website. Alternatively, it is possible to arrange a taxi in advance via Schiphol Travel Taxi. This service also works for other airports in the Netherlands.

Other airports that are close to Nijmegen are Eindhoven Airport and in Germany Düsseldorf Weeze and Düsseldorf International.


Radboud University has a Guesthouse that is situated on campus on the Heyendaalseweg (Platolaan) and is intended for new staff, guest researchers, and guest lecturers from the Netherlands and abroad; it is particularly suitable for international guest researchers and lecturers. It forms part of a larger residential complex the Student Housing Association built in close consultation with the University. The Guesthouse comprises 103 modern flats for temporary occupancy (maximum one year). The University and Radboud university medical center are jointly responsible for renting out the flats. The secretary of your department can help you arrange this.

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Scientific training at Radboudumc

Vacancies, internship positions and information on programs, talent management and grants. read more


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